Farmers and ranchers face uncertain times, which can lead to depression, stress, addictions and other mental/behavioral health concerns. Get the help you need.
- National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-8255
- Crisis Text Line: Text "CONNECT" to 741741
Mental Health Disorders:
Drugwatch is a free web health resource reviewed by the Health on the Net Foundation. A guide they've published covers disorders, warning signs and how to get treatment.
Ag Behavioral Health:
The website of Michael Rosmann, rural psychologist, contains resources related to behavioral health for farmers and ranchers.
Mental/Behavioral Health Videos
The Surprising Reality Of Depression And Suicide Among Farmers. Discussion of depression and suicide in farming community with special focus on the suicide of a Minnesota farmer and its affects on others.
Green Blood Red Tears is a documentary about a Kentucky farmer who committed suicide. Ag-Culture Media, Middletown, Kentucky.
Fierce Goodbye: Living in the Shadow of Suicide. Mennonite Media.
Shadow Voices: Finding Hope in Mental Illness. Mennonite Media.
Mental/Behavioral Health Webinars
"Mental Health First Aid" National AgrAbility Project
"Stress Management on the Farm" MidAtlantic Women in Agriculture.
"Rural Behavioral Health Learning Collaborative - Understanding the Opioid Crisis & Community Strategies" The TA Network and SAMHSA.
- The Rural Resilience Training Program
- Developed by Michigan State University Extension and designed for individuals who interact with farmers and ranchers to help recognize signs of stress and offer resources.
- State/County Farm Bureau staff and members can register for the online training here. The training is free for all Farm Bureau staff and members.